Licensed Acupuncturist Salary

Licensed Acupuncturists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $55K per year. Close to a third report receiving medical coverage from their employers and one-eighth collect dental insurance. For the most part, Licensed Acupuncturists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Licensed Acupuncturists (60 percent) survey participants are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$0$124K
Salary $31,354 - $91,916
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$40,695 - $124,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26
Hourly Data $0$90
Hourly Rate $24.80 - $90.30
Hourly Tips $1.25
Overtime $36.00
Annual Data $0$124K
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$40,695 - $124,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Licensed Acupuncturist

A licensed acupuncturist is required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture. Licensed acupuncturists have accumulated an average of 2,700 hours of master's-level training, hundreds of hours of clinical experience, and at least 250 actual patient treatments before actual licensure. Training can be comprised of home study and videotaped lectures. An acupuncturist will need to complete a course in clean-needle technique that teaches the prevention of the spread of disease. Coursework also includes anatomy, biophysics, and nutrition, as well as courses specific to Oriental medicine, including herbalism and needle technique. All must pass a written exam.

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Licensed Acupuncturist Tasks

  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and any problems with stress or pain in order to determine what acupuncture techniques would be helpful.
  • Place small needles into predetermined sites on a patient's skin to relieve pain or stress.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, nerves and blood vessels to determine appropriate acupressure sites.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Acupuncturist

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Acupuncturist has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Acupuncturist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Acupuncturist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Licensed Acupuncturist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 9 salaries. A Licensed Acupuncturist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Licensed Acupuncturist

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Licensed Acupuncturist Salaries

Experienced
▲41%

Late-Career
▲11%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 13%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 67%
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